Code of Conduct

Welcome to the TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com Community! These forums, chats, and groups are here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give story reviews, role-play, and converse about any other aspects of TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com settings or projects with other users. In this forum the topics will be pretty broad because the scope of the creative works of the Sessorium. Users should not be surprised to see things that they might find disturbing or unappealing. Our goal through these guidelines is to set principles that enable everyone to have healthy discussions on any relevant topics. Communities are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these community platforms.

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the community moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Your access to these forums is a “privilege,” and not a “right.” Ed Greenwood Group  reserves the right to suspend your access to these community platforms at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

Breaches of our Code of Conduct may result in your account receiving a written warning message, a temporary banning, or a permanent ban from all our sites, services, shops and communities. Our moderation and admin team reserves final decision in account actions.

Breaches of our code will be handled on a case-by-case basis and dealt with according to severity.

Racial / Ethnic

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Promote racial/ethnic hatred
  • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
  • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

Extreme Sexuality / Violence

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
  • Refer to extremely violent real life actions
  • Pornography

Real-Life Threats

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the worlds & settings

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

This category includes:

  • Releasing any real-life information about other users or Ed Greenwood Group  employees

Sexual Orientation

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other users

Posting Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs

This category includes:

  • Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs
  • If you would like to report information regarding malicious programs or hacks to Ed Greenwood Group, send it to admin@TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com. Do not post it to the forums.

Impersonating an Ed Greenwood Group Employee

This category includes:

  • Passing yourself off as a Ed Greenwood Group employee to post false information

Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files

This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Show unreleased world or setting information that have been unlocked by hacking into website data files
  • Show the results of hacking or any tampering of the site’s WordPress Files.
  • Discuss, or display any data not available through normal site activity.

Extreme Obscenity / Vulgarity

This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are highly pornographic in nature

Inappropriate Language

This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Are a grossly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are otherwise considered objectionable
  • Bypass the Mature Language filter

Harassing or Defamatory

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Insultingly refer to other characters, users, Ed Greenwood Group employees, or groups of people
  • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, users, Ed Greenwood Group employees, or groups of people

Major Religions or Religious Figures

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Negatively portray major religions or religious figures

National

This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Promote national hatred
  • Are recognized as national slurs
  • Allude to symbols of national hatred

Illegal Drugs or Activities

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Reference to abusing illegal drugs

Spamming or Trolling

This category includes:

  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
  • Creating threads or replies for the sole purpose of raising your post count
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts
  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages

Creating Duplicate Threads

This category includes:

  • Creating threads about existing topics
  • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

Cross Linking Threads

This category includes:

  • Linking to threads from other forums
  • Creating threads with the sole purpose of linking another post

Advertising

This category includes advertisement of:

  • Any non-beneficial, non-TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com related businesses, organizations, or websites

Discussing Disciplinary Actions

This category includes:

  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a user, including chat logs and email correspondence between a user and an administrator.
  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forums

If you have questions or concerns:

Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

This category includes:

  • Posting on another account
  • Having someone post on your behalf
  • Creating another new account, after an existing account has been banned

IMPORTANT

  • Repeatedly violating any area of the Ed Greenwood Group Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment from the forums.
  • This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.

The bottom line is that we want TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com to be a fun and safe environment for all users. While exploring on TheEdGreenwoodGroup.com and posting on its forums, you will encounter many other users who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. We’ve done everything we can to make this a great environment – now it’s up to you!

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